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Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper

Topic-linked fiction and non-fiction to support your wider curriculum

This unique series of 60 phonically based reading books, linked to the wider curriculum, will take your children on a journey of discovery as they read across both fiction and non-fiction.

  • Aligned to Letters & Sounds Phases with a limited number of non-decodable topic words to develop vocabulary and comprehension. (These should be pre-taught.)
  • 30 Biff, Chip and Kipper stories are paired with 30 engaging non-fiction books
  • Each pair is curriculum-linked by a Science, Geography, History or Art topic, with rich and varied text to develop comprehension skills
  • Teaching support materials give you the flexibility to use the books for independent and guided reading, and as take-home readers
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Series contains:

  • 30 Biff, Chip and Kipper stories
  • 30 non-fiction books
  • 3 Teaching Handbooks
  • Free teaching notes on Oxford Owl for every story
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Learn how Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper supports the wider curriculum through carefully chosen cross-curricular topics

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Curriculum information

Find out how Oxford Reading Tree can help you deliver key aims of the Primary National Curriculum

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Explore Blog Posts

Read engaging posts by Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper authors Alex Brychta and Roderick Hunt

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What teachers say

  • "I recently tried the new Oxford Reading Tree Explore books in class and 'explore' we did! The children were highly responsive and excited about a brand new story from the series. I read "Home for a night" to them followed by the accompanying text "The Right Home". This lead to a discussion on what kind of homes the students live in and what their ideal home would look like. I particularly like the "Explore Further" section of the book, this section allows me and the students to think out of the box and link our readings to the 'real' world. I am looking forward to the rest of the Explore series!"

    Shehrbano Minallah, Teacher at Beaconhouse, Newlands, Pakistan